Toronto's We Will Rock You Extends to March 1, 2009

News   Toronto's We Will Rock You Extends to March 1, 2009
Producer David Mirvish announced that the all-Canadian, Dora Award-winning musical production of We Will Rock You will extend its engagement at the Panasonic Theatre through March 1, 2009.

It has already played 19 weeks there following a 61-week run at the nearby Canon Theatre.

It was also announced that the recent successful Ten Toonie Tuesdays promotion — in which every seat in the house on a Tuesday night costs only $20 — will extend through the run of the show, adding Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24 performances, which are now on sale.

"We Will Rock You has surpassed all our hopes and expectations in the 80 weeks since its Toronto opening," stated Mirvish. "The show has become a Toronto landmark, as much a part of the local scenery as the CN Tower. It has drawn an enormous fan following of people who have come to see and enjoy it again and again. I am thrilled to be able to extend its run in this city for another four weeks!"

We Will Rock You is the futuristic musical based on the songs of Queen. The all-Canadian cast features Yvan Pedneault as Galileo, Erica Peck as Scaramouche, Alana Bridgewater (Menopause Out Loud!) as the Killer Queen, Camilla Scott (Mamma Mia!, Crazy for You) as Khashoggi, Jack Langedijk (Kiss of the Spider Woman, A Streetcar Named Desire) as Pop, Sterling Jarvis (Disney's The Lion King) as Duff and Valerie Stanois as Oz.

"Set 300 years in the future, in a time when live music is banned on earth," the musical "is about rebellious kids, fighting the all-powerful Globalsoft Corporation that controls their lives and feeds them a diet of synthesized pop. Could the young Galileo and Scaramouche be the heroes needed who will help them 'break free' of their chains to rediscover themselves and live music?" With Brian May and Roger Taylor as music supervisors, We Will Rock You is written and directed by Ben Elton ("The Young Ones," "Blackadder," The Beautiful Game and Popcorn) and features 32 of Queen's greatest hits. Mark Fisher, production designer, and Willie Williams, lighting designer, have created set designs for Pink Floyd, Janet Jackson, The Rolling Stones and U2. Tim Goodchild is costume designer, and Arlene Phillips (Starlight Express, Grease and Saturday Night Fever) is choreographer. Bobby Aitken is sound designer.

We Will Rock You is produced by David Mirvish and The Kimsa Group, in association with Queen Theatrical Productions, Phil McIntyre Entertainment and Tribeca Theatrical Productions.

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